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Dr Alastair Buick

Dr Alastair Buick

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Dr Alastair Buick

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I'm the founder of Meducation. I love to chat to Meducation members so please email me at al@meducation.net if you'd like to say hello!

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BOY AZOOGA - LONER BOOGIE

It's a scary world out there these days, sometimes you don't want to go outside. Sometimes you get the Loner Boogie. Follow us into the Cardiff Transport Clu...  
youtube.com
11 months ago
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Hi-tech goggles 'detect cancer cells' - BBC News

A US trial of hi-tech goggles could reduce the need for secondary operations for cancer patients.  
BBC News
over 5 years ago
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Anesthesiology : Welcome to Medscape Anesthesiology, where you can peruse the latest medical news, commentary from clinician experts, major conference coverage, full-text journal articles, and trending stories.  
medscape.com
11 months ago
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Head injury: assessment and early management | Guidance and guidelines | NICE

Evidence-based recommendations on the assessment and early management of head injuries in children, young people and adults  
nice.org.uk
over 2 years ago
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Man taken to hospital after gale-force winds bring down 'feeling under

A man was taken to hospital with head injuries after an NHS sign asking people if they were "feeling under the weather" was ripped down by violent winds and came crashing on top of him.  
The Independent
over 5 years ago
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What level of service should private providers be eligible to deliver?

while technology and computer service may be appropriately provided by private companies, at what level to we insist that this is retained in public ownership.  
Dr Alastair Buick
over 2 years ago
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Paediatric advanced life support

2015 guidelines  
Dr Alastair Buick
over 2 years ago
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Adults 'unaware of NHS data plans' - BBC News

Fewer than a third of adults in England recall getting an a leaflet about changes to the handling of medical records, a poll for the BBC suggests.  
BBC News
over 5 years ago
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Machine Learning in Medicine.

It is important to understand how machine learning helps patients and healthcare staff.  
Dr Alastair Buick
over 2 years ago
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Margaret McCartney: The cult of CPR

CPR, again. The cultural significance we afford cardiopulmonary resuscitation has reached the status of a cult. No other medical intervention that we don’t recommend on the basis of efficacy and adverse effects provokes such angst.  
bmj.com
about 2 years ago
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Acne vulgaris

To view the full text, please login as a subscribed user or purchase a subscription. Click here to view the full text on ScienceDirect.  
thelancet.com
over 1 year ago
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The new junior doctor contract explained: a guide for junior doctors and medical students

The aim of this document is to give you the facts you need to make your own judgments about the new contract. It is detailed and requires careful reading, but I hope that it provides you with the comprehensive information you need ahead of the vote. The BMA will do its best to answer all of your questions and will regularly update its FAQs on its website.   
bma.org.uk
about 2 years ago
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Atrial fibrillation - NICE Pathways

<div id="teaser" class="fragment teaser "><div class="p">Everything NICE has said on diagnosing and managing atrial fibrillation in an interactive flowchart</div></div>  
pathways.nice.org.uk
over 2 years ago
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Support CME with BMJ Best Practice

How to use BMJ Best Practice to support Continuous Medical Education (CME).  
youtube.com
over 2 years ago
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Minimalism in oncology

Expenses related to cancer treatment can diminish patients' quality of life and impede delivery of high-quality care. Thus, it is worrying that, in 2017, a study showed the price of some common cancer drugs in the USA rose at a rate higher than inflation. The US senate has recently started investigating why a 40-year-old cancer drug—lomustine, which has no generic competition—has increased in price by 1400% since 2013. At the 23rd Annual Conference of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (Orlando, FL, USA, March 22–24, 2018), oncologists had a heated debate about the congressional mandate that prohibits the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services from negotiating drug prices with pharmaceutical companies in the USA. Although governmental action is needed to regulate the unit price at which cancer drugs are marketed, could the medical oncology community further help alleviate the financial burden placed on patients by rethinking the way oncology is practiced?  
thelancet.com
over 1 year ago
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acne-vulgaris

 
cks.nice.org.uk
over 1 year ago
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The spread of true and false news online

AAAS login provides access to Science for AAAS members, and access to other journals in the Science family to users who have purchased individual subscriptions.  
science.sciencemag.org
about 1 year ago
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The Flint Lock: A Novel Technique in Total Knee Arthroplasty Closure

Conventional interrupted sutures are traditionally used in extensor mechanism closure during total knee arthroplasty (TKA). In recent years, barbed suture has been introduced with the proposed benefits of decreased closure time and a watertight seal that is superior to interrupted sutures. Complication rates using barbed sutures and conventional interrupted sutures are  
amjorthopedics.com
about 1 year ago
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Beneficence and the professional's moral imperative

This article offers a brief discussion of the definition and importance of beneficence in the context of the chiropractic profession.  
ncbi.nlm.nih.gov
10 months ago